Ice Sheet Studies Consistent with Creation Science Models

If you ever take a notion to do some mountain climbing, skip Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga, Mt. Elbert, or any of those things, try a real challenge. Make tracks over to the Gamburtsev Mountain Range. Lesser known, and about the size of the Alps. The interesting part is that you cannot climb them because they are under a huge amount of snow and ice near the South Pole, so forget what I said about climbing them. We can move on to the main reason for this discussion.

Using radar and recently-developed technology, ice sheets in the Antarctic and Greenland have been studied. Using fundamentally flawed radiometric dating methods and other assumption-laden methods, scientists tagged ages of several million Darwin years onto them. Once again, observed data does not fit uniformitarian expectations.

Secular scientists claim ages of millions of years for ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, but the evidence is consistent with much younger ages.
Credits: Flickr / Penn State and National Science Foundation (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Over the assumed millions of years, there should be signs of massive erosion. One rescuing device is that there was steady-state equilibrium from freezing in place so ice sheets didn't move much and cause erosion. This is contraindicated by evidence that they were warm-based instead of cold-based, and also by evidence for warmer temperatures in the past. What is observed in both Greenland and the Antarctic is in keeping with biblical creation science models of the Ice Age caused by the Genesis Flood. Old earth models fail for several reasons.
It is generally assumed that continental ice sheets erode the substrate that lies beneath them. If the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets are millions of years old they should show evidence of abundant erosion from the movement of ice. When the base of an ice sheet or glacier becomes ‘cold-based’ (i.e. frozen to its bed), very little erosion takes place. But when the ice sheet thickens enough to exceed the pressure-melting point, or when geothermal heating or melting causes the ice to break free, basal slip occurs, causing subglacial erosion.

To read the rest, slide on over to "Little erosion beneath Antarctica and Greenland Ice Sheets".

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